26th Regiment, Alabama Infantry (O'Neal's)

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Alabama Gotoarrow.png   Alabama Military Gotoarrow.png  Alabama in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png 26th Regiment, Alabama Infantry (O'Neal's)

Brief History

26th Infantry Regiment was formed at Tuscumbia, Alabama, in December, 1861, using the seven company 3rd Alabama Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. The men were from Walker, Winston, Tuscaloosa, Marion, and Fayette counties.  A very small group surrendered in April, 1865.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Companies by County:

  • Company A - many men from Fayette County
  • Company B - many men from Fayette County
  • Company C - many men from Fayette County
  • Company D - many men from Fayette County
  • Company E - many men from Fayette County
  • Company F - many men from Marion County
  • Company G - many men from Marion County
  • Company H - many men from Marion County
  • Company I - many men from Fayette County
  • Company K - many men from Fayette County

Other Sources

National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).